Mad Avenue Blues
The year the media died… This video is great. almost 10 minutes long, like the original song by Don Mclean, and in bits seemingly redundant, but fun to watch and listen to nevertheless – well done!
Weblinks, April 8th
- Steven Berlin Johnson about old growth media and the future of news (not newspapers). Very interesting points about the bright future of news and the possible role of newspapers/journalists – yes there might still be a future for that industry.
- The information architects Japan have launched their fourth version of the web trend map.
- Stop buying attention, start earning it, is the tenor of an adage keynote presentation (found here)
The YouTube Star called Fred.
This guy is amazing. He is only 14 years old, yet he has more than 40m video views in total. His YouTube channel has been viewd almost 6m times and he has more than a quarter of a million subscribers. And all he does (from the little I could cope with watching), is talk incredibly fast in an artificially high pitched (pretending to be 6 years old) voice about stuff that matters to kids. It’s a show by kids for kids. Not suitable for anyone over 16. But the kids love him. They
„…just think he’s the funniest thing ever […] fall on the floor hysterically laughing. They’re just mesmerized“ (source)
This is what you get, when you let the crowd do their stuff. Would any CEO of a TV station or production company have signed this concept off or given any budget for it? And how much budget would a professional production company have spent to produce these?
It is surprising, to say the least, what gets popular these days and what doesn’t. Never underestimated user generated content!
2 presentations about the future in social media and social networks
Just a quick one: here are 2 presentations about social media that I found in the last few days:
Neil Perkin about what’s next in Media:
The second one is about the future of social networks, a research report by futurethink.